With the unofficial end of summer, students back in school, Labor Day Weekend coming to a close, and last days of the State Fair, The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition took this time to host our growing annual Backpack & Supply Giveaway. Once again, The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition collaborated with the City Of Minneapolis via the Minneapolis YCB Youth Outreach Team to collectively pull strings to make this event happen at the historical Harrison Park in North Minneapolis.
Through the direct outreach work of the Minneapolis YCB Youth Outreach Team, working in partnership with the Minneapolis Health Dept, they currently are focused on an effort with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) towards decreasing Youth Violence & Teen Dating Violence in North Minneapolis.
So as soon as the Minneapolis YCB Youth Outreach Team said they would secure Harrison Park in North Mpls, provide backpack supplies, AND provide free pizzas, The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition immediately reached out to our Hip Hop Community Members for help in taking direct action to utilize this opportunity for our communities young people. So we set the stage with multiple inspiring and entertaining live performances from a dedicated group of Hip Hop Community Members who are also very passionate about supporting our communities youth!
Dj SDot Madison held it down with fantastic all ages sound throughout the evening along with numerous artists who also contributed their talents for this great event effort for local youth. It was so empowering that by the end of Massickurthadon100's performance he was so inspired by the event experience that he donated $80 dollars to be included in two of the backpacks that we were raffling off to youth so people would stay and support this great event until every last youth, and their parents, had a good time!
Live Hip Hop Performances By:
- Twinn Tue
- Phenom Skitz’O
- Mic Dos
- Queen Ace
- Lieutenant Sunnie
- Speak Free
- Dante Pirtle
- King Moee
Our Hip Hop Community Supporters:
The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition
You(th) Are Here Outreach Team
Harrison Recreation Center
Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board
Minneapolis Health Department
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
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